The eagerly awaited Psychonauts 2 has successfully reached its crowd funding goal of $3.3 Million. In addition to the crowd funded total, studio Double Fine Productions and an unnamed partner will also fund development. The $3.3 million funding goal is the exact same total that the studio raised for its adventure game Broken Age. Instead of opting for Kictstarter as in the case of Broken Age, Double Fine looked towards Fig. Through this new service, backers also serve as investors, gaining a share of whatever profits the game might make.
The announcement is accompanied by a “Thank you” video message, which can be seen below.
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Meanwhile, the goal completion post on Fig can be seen below.
Holy Smokes! We did it you guys! Psychonauts 2 is now fully funded!
We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making this possible. We’ve wanted to make this game for a long time, and now we finally can! So thank you, thank you, thank you!
The original Psychonauts managed to develop a cult following over the past decade, and in turn managed to sell more than $1.6 million copies. According to Double Fine, a majority of these sales came after the game was re-released on Steam several years after originally hitting the PS2 and Xbox, where the game only managed to sell nearly half a million copies. The Steam version, on the other hand, managed to sell over $1.2 million copies over the next five years.
Psychonauts 2 won’t be hitting stores any time soon, however. According to Double Fine, the sequel to Psychonauts will arrive sometime in 2018. At this point, it is unknown what platforms the game will be available on, though we do know that the studio is also working on a virtual reality Pyschonauts experience for Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation VR platform.
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